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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: June 5, 2013
On this week’s show we celebrated the careers of a pugnacious passel of the great American composers who just so happened to be all born under a June moon, and who contributed so conspicuously and copiously to our culture and contentment.
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1) “The Moon of Manakoora,” composed by our June baby Frank Loesser and Alfred Newman for the 1937 Dorothy Lamour Movie: The Hurricane, performed by the Hula Honeys on their CD: Life Just Got Sweeter, featuring Ginger Johnson on Tenor Ukulele and Robyn Kneubuhl on Baritone Ukulele and Vocal.
2) “Anything Goes” from the 1934 Broadway Musical of the Same Name, sung by the composer Cole Porter, accompanying himself on the piano, taken from the antic anthology: Cole Porter – The Gold Collection.
3) “Almost Like Being in Love,” composed by June-born Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner, sung by Gene Kelly in the 1954 movie version of the 1947 Broadway musical: Brigadoon, taken from the creative compilation: Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals.
4) “Crystal Silence,” the Chick Corea composition performed by Martin Taylor on Acoustic Guitar and David Grisman on Mandolin from the CD: Tone Poems II. (3:34) Acoustic Disc, 1995. TRACK 19
5) “Lisbon Antigua” composed, arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle, taken from the CD Box Set: Space-Age Cocktail Lounge.
6) “Blue Moon,” the 1934 song written by Lorenz Hart and our June composer Richard Rodgers, sung by Amy Hanaiali’i on her album: Aumakua Hawaii, accompanied by Jeff Peterson on Ukulele.
7) “Lalo's Bossa Nova (Samba Para Dos),” composed, conducted and performed on piano by Lalo Schifrin from his 1962 LP: Piano, Strings and Bossa Nova.
8) “El Barrio Latino,” composed and conducted by Manny Albam from his 1966 concept album: Soul of the City, featuring Ernie Royal on Trumpet.
9) “Dream of You,” The 1932 song by Michael Morales, Sy Oliver and our June composer Jimmie Lunceford, sung by Helen Merrill from her 1956 LP: Dream of You, arranged and conducted by Gil Evans, with Oscar Pettiford on Stand-Up Bass and Barry Galbraith on Electric Guitar.
10) “I Should Care,” the 1944 song by Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston and our June compositional contributor Sammy Cahn with the lyrics, sung by Betty Carter on her 1992 appropriately-titled album: It’s Not About the Melody.
11) “Basically Blue,” the Milt Hinton tune performed in 1946 by Tenor Saxophonist Ike Quebec on the copacetic collection: Blue Harlem, featuring the composer on Bass, Roger “Ram” Ramirez on Piano and Keg Johnson on Trombone, with John Collins on Guitar, and J.C. Heard on Drums.
12) “Stolen Moments,” composed by Oliver Nelson with lyrics contributed by the singer Mark Murphy from his album: Love Is What Stays, recorded in 2007 when he was 75, including Frank Chastenier on Piano and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Arranged and Conducted by Nan Schwartz.
13) “Misty,” the 1954 song composed by Erroll Garner, sung by Julie London on her 1960 LP: Around Midnight, arranged and conducted by Dick Reynolds.
14) “On the Street Where You Live” composed by Alan Jay Lerner and the June-born Frederick Loewe for the 1956 Broadway musical: My Fair Lady, from the 1963 LP: Shirley Horn With Horns, arranged and conducted by Quincy Jones, with Bobby Scott on Piano.
15) “Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year,” by the Red Garland Trio from their 1958 LP: All Kinds of Weather, composed by Frank Loesser for the 1944 Movie: Christmas Holiday with Red Garland on Piano, Paul Chambers on Bass and Art Taylor on Drums.